Surface Inspection System X-2Dvision
Track Continuous Processes
The surface inspection systems in the X-2Dvision series work with line scan cameras that inspect hot and cold strip in two dimensions.
In combination with 3D systems at the continuous casting plant, they make it possible to track surface defects throughout the process chain.
If the surface data from the casting strand and hot and cold rolling lines are correlated with each other, it is possible to identify and correct the causes of defects arising in upstream stages of the process and whose effects only become visible later on.
The X-2Dvision systems for hot mills work with a large measuring distance to the material and are designed for use in harsh environmental conditions.
For inspection jobs in cold mills, which usually only have restricted installation space available, surcon supplies especially compact measuring heads that are easy to integrate into existing production lines.
The data of the 3D and 2D systems can be stored in a common database in IMS’s own MEVInet-Q quality data management system.
The MEVInet-Q system collects and archives all data arising in the process. Apart from surface data, geometry and line data can also be saved. This enables comprehensive evaluation of all information relevant to the process.
For the surface inspection systems, it offers a Rules Editor to support creation of rules for the release of coils.
The offline simulation function enables testing of new rules with historical data before the rules are activated for use in routine production.